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8 Magical Manifesting Techniques: A 101 Guide

8 Magical Manifesting Techniques: A 101 Guide

It’s taken me some five plus years for the penny to finally drop on the whole Secret, manifesting game and I don’t want it to take that long for you. So, I have created a list of the eight most crucial manifesting techniques and the secret to each one, this is the first step in creating more magic in your life. As you may already know, 8 = wealth, fortune and prosperity in Chinese culture as the word Fa means to make fortune, so let’s make some magic and create fortune for ourselves. The list is designed in such a way that you can do one and see results or you can try multiple variations, or all of them if you’re feeling super adventurous and keen to feel that instantaneous magic.

One of my favourite authors, Paulo Coelho has sold over 65 million books in over 80 languages, making it into the Guinness World Record for the most translated book ever written. He was captured and tortured, went through unimaginable trauma and yet he pursued his destiny. Despite all of the hurdles, no matter who wouldn’t publish his first book, The Alchemist, he did not give up, he pursued his dreams and his literary novels oose manifestation techniques and have created one of the worlds best authors of our time. There are many examples of how manifesting works if we truly search for them and often they find us.

Now, let me tell you a little secret about my manifesting journey and how I became not only a believer, but had a total realisation that it is totally science, there is absolute proof in the art and that it is a combination of physics and psychology. As Einstein once said, “everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way.” It is in our thoughts and our feelings that we create the world around us. Think about it, everything you do has come from a thought before it turned into a behaviour, even before it transmuted into the creation of an action, an event or a thing.

Thought = An Action = A Feeling = Changed Behaviour or Repeat Behavioural Pattern = Creation of an event, a thing, a relationship, an opportunity or circumstance

Thought = Non action (Dismissal of thought) = Nothing created

The evidence for me started in 2010 when I received a first class honours degree and an award in the media for a documentary I had created. I’ve always been a bit of a clown and because of that people tend to look at you like you’re a bit of court jester or an idiot, which secretly gave me the upper hand, because more fool them, it gave me the freedom to back away from the competitors and do my own thing.

I remember working late nights on a project I was told to be too controversial, nobody would work on it with me, so I took it on board to do a group project by myself and wear five different hats whilst utilising my resources. Of course I was met with contempt and doubt, but anyone who got in my way, I merely said “I am going to get a first”, and they would most often say, it was not possible doing a double degree and a five person project solo and to that my reply would be, “I am going to get a first”, with that they’d usually look at me as if I were mad and walk away.

First and foremost, the subject matter and exposing some truths was so important to me that my passion lit the fire that ignited months of challenging work that took me from the South of England through treacherous hilltops in Wales across the Wild West of the America’s. I completed my project and months went by and I remember sitting in a little Boutique hotel in Singapore with Mum and Dad, we were travelling back to Malaysia that day and we all knew my results were in from University. I opened my Mac and logged in and turned to Mum and said, “I’ve got a first Mum’, it was funny because she said something like, darling, try not to get your hopes up, a 2:1 is brilliant and we will be happy with whatever you get. I said, “no Mum, look” as I turned the computer to show her the little 1:1 on the screen, which meant I had to score above 89% on the majority of my assignments.

Now, don’t get me wrong, we do not all have to graduate with high grades, this story is personal to me because it stems from the fact that I failed in school, my GCSE’s and the International Baccalaureate. To everyone else it may have seemed as though I was not academically inclined, but looking back I had a short attention span for things that did not keep my mind utterly stimulated. Once I found my true calling, a rare passion, I was easily able to channel that energy without burning myself out studying for exams on subjects that did not challenge me to my very core.

“Everybody is a genius. But, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein.

Other examples of my manifesting success have been beliefs surrounding money and finance, conjuring up tens of thousands of dollars from various sources, creating opportunities from visualisation, completing a masters degree with a high GPA score whilst going through a severe trauma, visa application approvals and moving mountains to make the seemingly impossible, very possible.

I will now share my favourite manifesting recipes with you, so that you can catapult your magical journey to a whole new level:

#1 Recipe: Manifestation Journal


An attractive journal

A feel good writing pen

Time: 10-15 minutes

Preparation Method: This one is a good one to start with, because you can begin with one page of A5 a day and scribe out your desires first thing in the morning, which will set your thoughts in the right direction.

Take your life as it is right now, think about any challenges you are facing, I wave a magic wand over all your troubles, imagine they have all been sorted out for you like magic, how would your life look and how would you feel?

Now, hold those thoughts and write a page, acting as if you are talking about your life’s desires as though they have already happened and you are excitedly writing and recording them in your journal.

Ex. I am so excited that they moved the interviews for two weeks from now to give me more time to prepare. I have been able to help … with her house move and she was so grateful we got invited out to an incredible play. Money has been coming in from various sources and I feel financially free, it makes me feel secure and I am able to go on courses and training programmes. Life is wonderful…

You get the idea and you can be as creative as you like!

Secret Ingredient: A good mood enhances your chances of success.

# 2 Recipe: Intentions and Incantations


Paper, notebook, mirror or electronic diary

A pretty pen

Time: 10-15 minutes

Preparation Method: Intentions are lovely quick and succinct ways to manifest your way to greatness, you can write out your intentions as specific goals as though they have happened each day. Say them to yourself whilst smiling in the mirror in the morning, share them with family and friends, ask for what you want, create a little mantra for yourself, pop them somewhere you will see them, set them as reminders or even pop them in an Intentions box. Add candles and sage to your routine and your intentions become incantations!

Ex. I am successful; I have so much energy, each day I am more productive; my mood is energetic; I feel vibrant; money is flowing into my bank account. Always start in the present or future tense (I am, I have or I am having etc.)

You can be more specific than that if you like, a crucial tip here is to forget the ‘how it is going to happen’ and believe it will happen. Write out short statements or sentences, you can start with 5-10 in the morning; they can be in relation to the day ahead or the coming weeks, months and years.

An incantation is said with a ritual in mind to change something in the future, for this you can add crystals, herbs, stones, flowers, trinkets and anything else you feel magical energy from to bring about your visualisations.

Secret Ingredient: Make sure your mood is positive before writing or doing your incantations and intentions and if it isn’t, then jump in a hot shower, put on your favourite music or do some jumping jacks till you feel those endorphins kicking in and then start your preparations.

#3 Galactic Gratitude


A fancy smancy notebook

Your favourite pen

Time: 15-30 minutes

Preparation Method: Gratitude is universally practiced and is crucial to manifesting your desires, as it is a feeling that makes us feel great and if we feel great, we attract great, like attracts like. This technique is quite simple and if it is something you struggle with, try going a day without complaining or saying a bad word about anyone and see how your mood elevates. Say the magic word, thank you to everyone who does something for you, sprinkle magic dust and positive vibes on people you see throughout the day.

Other ways to feel grateful are to write gratitude lists, either first thing in the morning or last thing at night, even better, do both. Kikki K has a beautiful little tick journal and Today Was A Good Day Notebook that works well for evening gratitude and reflecting on your day, which shows you that even on the days that felt bad, there’s plenty to be grateful for.

Secret Ingredient: Always remember to put the reason why you are grateful, as this enhances your chances of manifesting your advances.

#4 Visualisation and Meditations


A comfy bed, chair or mat

Your precious mind

Time: 5 minutes to an hour of your time (depends on how well done you’d like your visualisations to be)

Preparation Method: I don’t think I could have manifested all the wonders I have without my Meditation practices, I practice Transcendental Meditation myself, but sometimes it takes a bit of trial and error to find what works for you. My meditation practitioner said to me once, “meditation is the purification of thoughts”, now if I didn’t get rid of those waste thoughts they could turn into negative manifestations, so for me, skipping meditation is like skipping a meal, it’s sacrosanct to my survival.

I’ve met people who class their gym routine, showering, running, kettle brewing time and reflective journaling as their meditative moments, so variations can work. It’s just about giving enough time for the mind to rest, process thought and rid any negativity before it is collected in the body. As Bessel Van Der Kolk taught me, The Body Keeps the Score.

If I rid the thoughts I don’t want, it leaves room for those I do and then that clears the mind for visualisation, which is such a fun technique and instantly raises energy levels. You might have heard about the sportsperson analogy, where before a big race they imagine the circuit and how they will race it. Studies show that when skiers visualise the circuit, the brain lights up the same as when they actually race the race. Therefore, if we want something to happen, we can actually lie down or sit and create the image in our mind that we want, as though it is happening now, and with practice, this can lead to the visualisation transpiring as it has for countless others.

Secret Ingredient: Is in the consistency, create a daily practice of visualising your desire until it has manifested, and then move onto the next one. You can even create a sacred space for meditating.

#5 Fantastical 5 X 55


A journal

A feel good writing pen

Time: 30-45 minutes

Preparation Method: This technique is a little more time-consuming, but it is extremely powerful. We are going to write 55 of the same statement for five days in a row. Why 5X55? In numerology, 55 is to raise our energy levels and 5 is about activating our personal power, but 555 itself means you will go through a positive change and as a triple number, energy levels are tripled, making it even more powerful. It often symbolises a massive change, so get ready for the magic, this one will blow your mind.

Similar to your intentions in the way that it is written, you are to write out a statement that you want to happen as though it already has. It can be long or short, but it must be a desire that hasn’t happened yet, written as though it has.

Write it out 55 times and read each line aloud for five days in a row. Make sure you won’t be distracted and glue pen to paper, but it is imperative you don’t let it feel like a chore, instead, feel the joy of having the desire as you write it out line by line.

Secret Ingredient: The three C’s; Consecutively, Consistently and Continuously.

#6 Magic Board


A cork, card, wooden board or a frame and paper (size A4-A3)

Favourite magazines

Scissors & Glue

Stickers & Photos (optional)

Time: 3 hours to a few hours on a weekend for 3-4 weeks

Preparation Method: I would say this has been my most favourite feel-good pastime of all, I’ve been doing this for about ten years now and looking back at the vision boards I’ve created I would say I can tick off the majority from the board. We went to a fantastic workshop and I remember it being one of the few times I had seen my mum enjoy herself since my Father’s passing.

Similar to visualisation, a magic board is about imagining how you’d like your life to look in the coming weeks, months or year. Taking out those magazines and highlighting the pages for your creation, ready to cut out, glue and manifest.

For example: If you want to get fit and start yoga or meditation, then cut out pictures that relate to that, if you’d like to go away, choose images that suggest that, or if you want to attract more money, then find some pictures that make you feel abundant financially.

Secret Ingredient: Decide your intentions prior to creating the board and write a list or create a mind map of how you’d like it to look. You can create a personal magic board, a business board and if you have children, you can even get them creating one for their upcoming school year. I suggest creating one every 3-6 months and especially at the end or beginning of the year, it will help set your goals and plans for the year.

#7 Tidying Up the tidylodge way


A messy room, desk, wardrobe, cupboard, financial situation or relationship

A mood for planning, organising & decluttering

Boxes & storage utensils

Files & folders


Labels or label maker

Time: Now this is a biggy, this one can be anywhere between the range of a few hours to months, so we’ve had to create a whole other blog post on Tidying Up the tidylodge way.

Preparation Method: Abraham Lincoln once said “give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe”, portraying the importance of planning and organising before hand and that it is critical to practice the skill. Organising, planning and decluttering are just that, they are skills. How are you able to get the job done in a messy place with no space? Imagine if your mind is full of clutter, well it’s the same for your room, workspace or kitchen.

Did you know that having a good clear out is the best way to prevent you from feeling overwhelmed in other areas of your life? A tidy space makes way for a happy face. According to studies, physical mess can make us feel emotionally messy. So, if you want to make life magical, start creating space for the magic to happen.

In a nutshell: Follow this Pocus Process.

  • Mind Map: Create a mind map or a visual aid and plan of the areas that need decluttering, order them in terms of priority, this could take hours, days or weeks depending on your clutter chaos. For example, bathroom could have a list underneath saying: vitamins, toiletries, supplies and sink
  • One Bite: Take it one bit at a time, remember this silly anecdote, how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. We will never eat an elephant, but you get the point. Start with one section of your visual plan and take one segment from that section. For example, vitamins, I’m going to order a pillbox from iHerb and sort my pills out for the week and then make a shelf in the fridge or cupboard for my supplies
  • System: This part is where you create a system, it can be one of the many decluttering techniques out there or for the sake of this recipe we are going to let you in on two of our tidylodge tidying up systems.


First is the Magical Major Method, where we have heaps to declutter. We will start by sectioning it into suitable areas, books, paperwork, furniture etc. Then we are going to label them under the following headings: Sell it, Give it away, Recycle, Charity, Shred it, Sentimental, Damaged, Store it. For example, box number 1 might be labelled: Autobiographies, Local Library or you might pop a sticky note on a bed saying: For Sale.

The second system is the Magical Mini Method, which works for your smaller areas but in a very similar way. Take a desk for example; break it all down, stationery, gadgets, wires, notebooks, papers, trinkets and books. Create a little storage plan and area with pots, boxes or trays to keep things tidy. You can create systems for your kitchen with utensils, fridge organising, mugs and plates, or even an outhouse or storage cupboard.

  • To Done: Now, you are going to make your way around each little section of your map and work on all segments individually as and when you can, ticking or crossing them off as you go along, you can even pop your map on the wall or your fridge.
  • Feels Like Magic: Each day spend one hour organising yourself in terms of what site you will sell on and begin uploading items, decide which friend or family member you would like to give items to, check out the local charities and what they are looking for and start shifting everything out. Remember, when getting rid of any items to be grateful for their service and say thank you. If you are unsure whether to get rid of a particular item, use the old Japanese trick and hold it for a few seconds, decide whether it makes you feel magical before parting with it and if it does, hold onto a little longer or keep it safe.

Secret Ingredient: Work on one segment of one section at a time and remember the reason why you are doing this, make sure it’s for a good cause. If you need a little inspiration, watch The Minimalists or Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.

#8 Removing Psychological Blocks by Removing Physical Blocks


Pen and Paper or a notebook (you’re going to create a plan)

Preparation Method: This one is not easy and it is our life’s work, I’m sure by now, you have already found some ways that work for you, but here is another one for now that might help you out. Just by simply organising space in our physical lives, we will create room to manifest our goals whatever they might be. Routine, structure and some clarity in our environment, actually clear the way for our internal and emotional blocks to be removed.

Firstly, write down six areas of your life you want to declutter or clear up, improve or grow. For example they might be categorised like this: Family, work, finances, physical health, social life, housework. Then when you’ve decided on your six areas, pop them in a big pie shaped circle or write them across the page and drawer lines down so you have areas to write in.

Next, you are going to compartmentalise all the areas you want to work on in those bigger categories, some smaller tasks might be cardio in health, monthly budget in financing, fix hinges on bedroom door in housework and then another could be set a date night with partner in social life.

Now you get the idea right? If we create some organisation and systems in our own lives, it can help us regain balance with our emotions. You’re next task is, to take action, now you have your lifestyle balance pie or block if you like, you can stick it on your fridge, mirror or wardrobe and cross each task off as you take one a day for 30 days, make sure the tasks are manageable and the slightly tougher ones, save those for your off days or weekends.

Secret Ingredient: Patience, this one is an on-going task.

I cannot begin to tell you how magical life will begin to feel if you give this beginners guide to manifesting a shot, even if you try one or two of the eight, I guarantee you will feel great!